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« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2007, 03:10:36 PM »

Well, considering I have two(Companeros, A Bullet...) and they're being re-released this week I'll just get the other two. Well, I might have to special order Four of the Apocalypse.

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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2007, 05:51:04 PM »

Beaver: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare/texas.htm

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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2007, 05:55:37 PM »

I don't know if it's my eyes decieving me but isn't the Blue Underground Version a bit sharper where as the anchor bay version is a little warmer?

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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2007, 04:38:30 AM »

Leone Admirer's review from his SW Virgins Guide:-

Texas Adios

The most Hollywood-esque of the Italian Westerns I have seen, this is still a solid, fun, if flawed spaghetti.
      The film begins with the introduction of the protagonist, a tough Texan sheriff called Burt Sullivan (Franco Nero). Burt learns that the man who killed his father and raped his mother, McLeod (José Guardiola) is living in Mexico. He rides off to find him, joined by his younger brother Jim (Alberto Dell'Acqua). When they get to Mexico, they discover is McLeod is stronger then they thought and he threatens to reveal a secret that would tear the two brothers apart.
     Texas Adios is a simple revenge story that has been done by Hollywood very well many times. Despite the fact that the film contains peasent uprising it still isn't as overtly political unlike films such as A Bullet For The General . The film tells its often cliche ridden story very well never trying to get bogged down in its story. It has a fast pace that races along and takes the audience with it, right down to its climatic ending.
   Nero is excellent as the silent and yet caring Sullivan. He plays a perhaps more sympathetic character then the one in Django but he is very effective in the fight scenes and it shows what a charismatic actor this man is.
    Dell'Acqua as Jim is one of the main flaws in the film. He can be perhaps excused for the atrocious English dubbing he recieves but that does not excuse his physical acting. He hardly seems to express any emotion in the film at all and its only near the end does he tend to loosen up. He reminds me of Ricky Nelson in Rio Bravo he may just look the part but his acting and delivery are wanting. It also does not help the character that for the first part of the movie, his character is ridden with 'younger brother cliches'.
   I though Guardiola actually made quite a good villain. The main twist is that in the later parts of the movie, you do feel perhaps a little sympathy for him despite the horrific things he has done. He looks a lot like Robert Ryan and it would have been great to have had him dubbed by such an amazing actor.
   I feel that because the script does seem to follow a formulaic rule with flashbacks moral torture etc that one would expect to see in a revenge western, the main saving grace of this film is the direction by Ferdinando Baldi. He manages to create arresting images, and enjoyable characters whilst keeping the movie constantly moving at all times. The score also was excellent, again not the most Italian sounding and it was leaning towards the Hollywood era but it did suit the style of the film.
   This DVD was part of a boxset called Once Upon A Time In Italy: The Spaghetti Western Collection which was released by Anchor Bay for R1 and contains the films Texas Adios, A Bullet For The General, Companeros, Four Of The Apocalypse and Keoma. These can also be bought seperatly.
   This little seen western actually has a great transfer. It was much better then I expected, and even though there was quite a bit of print damage it was in a relatively good shape and often quite sharp and captured the 2.35:1 cinematography excellently. It is miles away say from the Paramount DVD's of Once Upon A Time In The West or My Name is Nobody but it was certainly much better then some of the Wild East DVD's.
   The sound is a little different however. The English 2.0 mono  sounds a little muffled during the opening scenes but then gradually picks up. There is little hiss but the dubbing of the film at times in English is terrible. Also included is the Italian 2.0 mono which to my ears sounded better then the English track.
    For special features, the DVD has a six minute interview with Franco Nero and despite its very brief length manages to be quite entertaining and informative. A trailer and a Franco Nero Bio are also included.
   If you are looking for a spaghetti that shows off all the attributes the Italians have brought to it then perhaps you should not pick up this film. However if you are looking for a very entertaining film that has a Hollywood styalised feel to it then you would be worth seeing Texas Adios. I would certainly recomend it to new spaghetti fans and old.


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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2008, 06:19:46 AM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060143/

http://www.spaghettiwestern.altervista.org/texas_addio.htm

The first 20 minutes kept me  mesmerized for the great assortment of visual and audio qualities. I thought more about movies that came out in the '70's and even more at a later date. And much better, actually. But when the story begins to be defined I agree with FC and not so much for a question of pace but for a plot flaw: you just can't understand Nero's obstinacy to take and his brother's discovered parentage leaves you cold, not a good reason for much excitement. Lorenzon just can't play the sombreroed mexican. I want the score, though. 6\10     

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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2009, 02:05:13 AM »

I've just bought this in the cheap series of DVDs in cardboard covers; I'll watch it later, but for now, behold the Czech title: Adios Django!

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« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2014, 01:17:44 PM »

It seems strange to watch an Italian western with zero American stars but Franco Nero's charisma and style are enough (not to mention that cool wardrobe!)..
Fortunately, the US version spares us the torture scene with branding irons (I assume it was censored by the abrupt cut in the print).
Is it my imagination , or doe FN's films have the most gratuitous violence?

Worth a look, for Nero>
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« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2017, 03:14:30 AM »

I've just seen this reasonable spag  for the first time. The close up of Franco Nero's penetrating eyes reminds me a lot of Clint Eastwood. I'm not sure of the condition of Nero's hostage at the end on his way back to Texas. The settings remind me a lot of Sergio Leone's films.

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« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2017, 08:34:40 AM »

I set the TIVO to record a film called Garringo and they showed Texas, Addios instead!

I wonder which is the better film...

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« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2017, 02:04:00 PM »

Garringo is the better one.

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« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2017, 03:34:15 PM »

Garringo is the better one.

Only because of Solvi Stübing.

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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2017, 03:41:05 PM »

Funny beer commercial featuring Solvi and Terence Hill, probably 1966:


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« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2017, 05:57:05 AM »

Garringo is the better one.

Lucky man ...

Hopefully it's on the roster and will ACTUALLY be shown!

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« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2017, 07:42:06 AM »

Grazie per lo spot con Mario Girotti!

And any 60s western with Anthony Steffen surely can't be better than one with Franco Nero Smiley.

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« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2017, 02:12:33 AM »

Grazie per lo spot con Mario Girotti!

And any 60s western with Anthony Steffen surely can't be better than one with Franco Nero Smiley.

Unfortunately some can. And Garringo has even worse to offer with Peter Lee Lawrence.

All in all Nero's career is a bit disappointing. He should have become one real top star, but he has made so many weak films. Even his Spagie output is so intermingled. He should have played in Il grande Silenzio (but Trintingant is excellent) and in The Specialists, both being typical Nero roles in films from his best director.
Instead he made that mega-pale Carmen half-western, Camelot and later Cry Onion. And in Keoma, the best of his later post-Corbucci westerns, his looks are ridiculous.

Baldi was too often a bad director, and Texas, addio suffers in too much parts from his uninspired directing. The first 20 min are hilariously bad. The rest is a superficial try to combine typical SW stuff with psychological western stuff, hopeless with such stereotyped characters. Still not as bad as it sounds. 4/10 (but maybe I'm too generous cause it is a Nero Spag)

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